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Dedicated DAC for monitoring - my ears have gone to mush!
Old 16th May 2006
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Dedicated DAC for monitoring - my ears have gone to mush!

I normally monitor from the DA of my Rosetta. I've being a/bing some dedicated DACs (Benchmark, Lavry etc) and haven't been noticing much improvement over the Rosetta. My ears are now mush and have to stopheh

My monitoring enviroment is average/good - large decent treated room with no major problems and I use Tannoy Precision 8D's for monitors. I run ptle--->clocked to a Rosetta800(adat) and have been a/bing the DACs connected spdif.

Are you fellas noticing practical improvements, or am I in hair splitting territory here?
Old 16th May 2006
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I noticed a big improvement over the Rosetta with the Benchmark and Mytek. I went with the mytek above all, but the Benchmark is very nice too.
Old 16th May 2006
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BENCHMARK
Old 17th May 2006
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I love my LavryBlack DA10.
Old 17th May 2006
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I understand and agree that they're fine boxes. I'm just a little concerned with my monitoring enviroment because I found the differences neglegable. I'll try again today with a fresh head now that everything is calibrated perfectly.
Old 18th May 2006
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How do you control the output of the Rosetta ? because that can be a big difference.
Old 18th May 2006
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Compared to speakers and listening room acoustics, converters don't change the sound enough to worry about.

Spend your money on acoustic treatment and better sounding speakers.





-tINY

Old 18th May 2006
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Originally Posted by kats
I normally monitor from the DA of my Rosetta. I've being a/bing some dedicated DACs (Benchmark, Lavry etc) and haven't been noticing much improvement over the Rosetta. My ears are now mush and have to stopheh

My monitoring enviroment is average/good - large decent treated room with no major problems and I use Tannoy Precision 8D's for monitors. I run ptle--->clocked to a Rosetta800(adat) and have been a/bing the DACs connected spdif.

Are you fellas noticing practical improvements, or am I in hair splitting territory here?
I notice the same thing switching from the Rosetta to the Benchmark. I don't think it's hair splitting territory. There are things that I like about both converters though.
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